Arsenal’s interest in Brighton and England star Ben White could well have prompted Djibril into having a discussion with Edu.
Arsenal are in advanced talks to sign White, which would likely further restrict Saliba’s game time next season.
Saliba leaving Arsenal on loan again would go against what Arteta said about the defender earlier this year.
“William is our player for sure and that’s the decision we’re going to be taking soon,” Arteta said.
“When we finish the season we will sit down and discuss the roles of every member in our squad and how they can fulfil that role.